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American Blues Theater Welcomes New Member, Artistic Affiliates
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

American Blues Theater announces the addition of a new Ensemble member and three new Artistic Affiliates. (more...)

Analisa Leaming and Nathaniel Hackmann Star in SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS, Starting Tonight at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Pull up your boots and hold onto your hats when this all-dancing, all-singing, all-new production of the rip-roarin' musical comedy classic bursts onto the Ogunquit Playhouse stage tonight, September 7, to October 1. (more...)

Soho Rep & PlayCo Present GENERATIONS, Now thru 10/26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Soho Rep. and The Play Company, in association with John Adrian Selzer, announce casting and the creative team for the U.S. premiere of debbie tucker green's generations. The production, today, September 30-October 26, reunites the playwright with director Leah C. Gardiner, who worked together on the OBIE Award-winning 2011 production of born bad. generations features a 12-person community chorus led by music director Bongi Duma (The Lion King). The cast includes Shyko Amos (An Octoroon), Mamoudou Athie, Khail Toi Bryant (The Lion King), Ntombikhona Dlamini (Sarafina!), Thuli Dumakude (The Lion King, Poppie Nongena), Jonathan Peck (The Lion in Winter) and Michael Rogers (born bad, Breakfast With Mugabe). (more...)

GENERATIONS, WASHETERIA and More Set for Soho Rep.'s 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Under the leadership of Artistic Director Sarah Benson and Executive Director Cynthia Flowers, Soho Rep. has continually produced work by bold artists who harness the intimate power of a 73-seat black box theater to create transformative experiences. Soho Rep.'s 2014-15 season, announced today, comprises three new works that each speak to the civic power of theater through their own distinctive form. (more...)

Keith Josef Adkins' PITBULLS to Begin Performances in November at Rattlestick
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long have announced that Pitbulls, written by Keith Josef Adkinsand directed by Leah Gardiner, will begin previews Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 8pm at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place, west of Seventh Avenue South. Opening night is set for Thursday, November 20 at 8pm. Pitbulls plays through Saturday, December 13. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 9/21/2015 - Rumer Joins CHICAGO, Rees Remembered and More!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 21, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Rumer becomes 'Roxie' on Broadway, the community remembers Roger Rees, and more! (more...)

Seattle Rep's 2014 New Play Festival Kicks Off Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Seattle Repertory Theatre's 2014 New Play Festival opens today Oct. 17 and runs through October 26, 2014. (more...)

BWW Flashback: KINKY BOOTS' Billy Porter Removes the Heels and Says Goodbye to Lola Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2015

Below, we bid adieu to the Tony-winning original Lola with a video flashback of his time in the production! (more...)

Billy Porter's New Album to Spotlight Richard Rodgers with Help from Cynthia Erivo and More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Bee & El and Sony Masterworks Broadway announced today that Tony & Grammy Award-Winner Billy Porter will release a new studio album, Billy Porter Presents The Soul of Richard Rodgers, in April 2017. (more...)

The Flea to Celebrate 40th Anniversary of Ntozake Shange's 'FOR COLORED GIRLS...'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

On March 13th, The Flea Theater and Project1VOICE are teaming up for a one-night-only event to honor the 40th anniversary of Ntozake Shange's for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf. (more...)

LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER Continues in April with Billy Porter & Norm Lewis
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

Live From Lincoln Center - the pioneering, award-winning performing arts series - continues its 40th anniversary season with two outstanding concerts form Lincoln Center's American Songbook series, featuringBilly Porter (April 3) and Norm Lewis (April 10). Six-time Tony Award-winning actress and singer Audra McDonald will host each broadcast. Details follow below. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Moves Two Performances of Anna Deavere Smith's 'NOTES FROM THE FIELD'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

Two performances of Anna Deavere Smith's Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education have been rescheduled: The Tuesday, July 21, 8pm performance has been rescheduled to Sunday, July 26 at 7pm. The Wednesday, July 22, 7pm performance has been rescheduled to Sunday, August 2, 7pm. (more...)

Old School Square in Delray Beach Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Old School Square has served for over 25 years as the gathering place for Delray Beach, and the 2016-17 Season will launch a new era of arts and entertainment for all ages. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS National Tour, Featuring Tony Winner Billy Porter, Begins Next Week at Benedum Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

? KINKY BOOTS, the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Tony Award-winner for Best Score for Kinky Boots), opens at the Benedum Center, August 4-9 for an exclusive engagement as part of Pittsburgh CLO's 2015 Summer Season. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Moves Two Performances of Anna Deavere Smith's 'NOTES FROM THE FIELD'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

Two performances of Anna Deavere Smith's Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education have been rescheduled: The Tuesday, July 21, 8pm performance has been rescheduled to Sunday, July 26 at 7pm. The Wednesday, July 22, 7pm performance has been rescheduled to Sunday, August 2, 7pm. (more...)

Billy Porter-Helmed HAM: A MUSICAL MEMOIR Begins Tonight at Ars Nova
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2015

HAM: A Musical Memoir, a new theatrical event based on Sam Harris' book, HAM: Slices of a Life (a collection of stories and essays published by Simon & Schuster) begins previews tonight, January 8 at Theater 511 at Ars Nova. (more...)

Billy Porter-Helmed HAM: A MUSICAL MEMOIR Begins Tomorrow at Ars Nova
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

HAM: A Musical Memoir, a new theatrical event based on Sam Harris' book, HAM: Slices of a Life (a collection of stories and essays published by Simon & Schuster) begins previews tomorrow night Thursday, January 8 at Theater 511 at Ars Nova. (more...)

Tony Winner Billy Porter to Perform at Feinstein's at the Nikko, 1/30-2/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Michael Feinstein are honored to welcome Tony and Grammy Award-winning singer, composer, actor, playwright and director Billy Porter to Feinstein's at the Nikko for three performances only - Friday, January 30 (8 p.m.); Saturday, January 31 (7 p.m.) and Sunday, February 1 (7 p.m.). Porter will perform songs from his new critically acclaimed album, "Billy's Back on Broadway," as well some of his other favorites! (more...)

Tony Winner Billy Porter Performs This Weekend at Feinstein's at the Nikko
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Michael Feinstein are honored to welcome Tony and Grammy Award-winning singer, composer, actor, playwright and director Billy Porter to Feinstein's at the Nikko for three performances only - tonight, January 30 (8 p.m.); Saturday, January 31 (7 p.m.) and Sunday, February 1 (7 p.m.). Porter will perform songs from his new critically acclaimed album, 'Billy's Back on Broadway,' as well some of his other favorites! (more...)

Norm Lewis Joins INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY at BB King's with Telly Leung, Jarrod Spector, and More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Norm Lewis, the Tony Award-nominated Broadway star of The Phantom of the Opera, Porgy & Bess and more, has been added to the all-star lineup of INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY, a dynamic and soulful evening of music. (more...)

Billy Porter, Norm Lewis and More Continue LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER's 2015 Lineup
by TV News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

Live From Lincoln Center - the pioneering, award-winning performing arts series - today unveiled programming for the second half of its 40th anniversary season on PBS. (more...)

Billy Porter, Norm Lewis and More Continue LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER's 2015 Lineup
by TV News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

Live From Lincoln Center - the pioneering, award-winning performing arts series - today unveiled programming for the second half of its 40th anniversary season on PBS. (more...)

HAM: A MUSICAL MEMOIR, Directed by Billy Porter, Opens Tonight at Theater 511 at Ars Nova
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

HAM: A Musical Memoir, a new theatrical event based on Sam Harris' book, HAM: Slices of a Life (a collection of stories and essays published by Simon & Schuster) is an innovative and exciting hybrid theatrical concept and the culmination of Harris' successful 30 year career as actor, vocalist and, now, author. HAM: A Musical Memoir will play a limited engagement, with an opening night set for tonight, January 12, 2015 at Theater 511 at Ars Nova. (more...)

LaChanze & Lindsay Mendez Join INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY Concert Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Broadway leading ladies LaChanze (Tony Award winner for The Color Purple) and Lindsay Mendez (Wicked, Godspell) have been added to the all-star lineup of INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY, a dynamic and soulful evening of music. (more...)

Tony Winner Billy Porter Developing TV Series About Black, Gay Friends Living in Harlem
by TV News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

In a new interview with New York's Daily News, Tony Award winner Billy Porter reveals that he is developing a TV series that would follow 'big-city tribulations of a group of friends who are black, gay and in their 40s' living in Harlem. (more...)

Oliver Platt Boards NBC's CHICAGO MED Pilot
by TV News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

According to Deadline, Oliver Platt is the latest actor to join the cast of NBC's upcoming CHICAGO FIRE spin-off CHICAGO MED. (more...)

Laurie Holden Joins Cast of NBC's CHICAGO MED Pilot
by TV News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

According to Deadline, former WALKING DEAD star Laurie Holden has joined the cast of the planted pilot for the medical spinoff of NBC's CHICAGO FIRE, titled CHICAGO MED. (more...)

LaChanze, Lewis, Porter and More Set for INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY Concert Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

Broadway leading ladies LaChanze (Tony Award winner for The Color Purple) and Lindsay Mendez (Wicked, Godspell) lead an all-star lineup for INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY, a dynamic and soulful evening of music, set for tonight, February 15, 2016 at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill. (more...)

Stage and Screen Vet S. Epatha Merkerson to Star in NBC's CHICAGO MED
by TV News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

Deadline writes that S. Epatha Merkerson, best known for her long-running role on LAW & ORDER, will star in another series created by Dick Wolfe, NBC's CHICAGO FIRE spin-off CHICAGO MED. (more...)

Billy Porter, Renee Elise Goldsberry and More to Join Broadway Inspirational Voices in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY -- an evening of Broadway, R&B, Gospel, and Pop classics featuring four of Broadway's brightest lights and an ensemble of uplifting voices -- will debut at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill on February 15, 2016 at 7:30 PM (Doors at 6:00 PM). (more...)

Billy Porter Will Direct Sam Harris' HAM Musical at Theater 511 at Ars Nova
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

HAM: A Musical Memoir, a new theatrical event based on Sam Harris' book, HAM: Slices of a Life (a collection of stories and essays published by Simon & Schuster) will premiere at Theater 511 at Ars Nova in the New Year. This innovative and exciting hybrid theatrical concept is the culmination of Harris' successful 30 year career as actor, vocalist and, now, author. HAM: A Musical Memoir will play a limited engagement, with preview performances beginning Thursday, January 8, 2015, with an opening night set for Monday, January 12, 2015. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Sneak Peek of Billy Porter in THE HUMBLING with Al Pacino
by Stage Tube - Dec 23, 2014

The Humbling, starring Tony winner Billy Porter, is a 2014 erotic comedy film directed by Barry Levinson and written by Buck Henry and Michal Zebede, based on the 2009 novel, The Humbling, written by Philip Roth. The film also stars Al Pacino, Greta Gerwig, Dianne Wiest, Charles Grodin and Mandy Patinkin.Below, check out a sneak peek of Porter in action! (more...)

Billy Porter, Kathy Najimy, Constantine Maroulis & More Coming to Feinstein's at the Nikko in January 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

Feinstein's at the Nikko kicks off 2015 with a bang with an exciting lineup of artists, including Tony Award winner Billy Porter; actress, feminist and activist Kathy Najimy; world-renowned artist Vonda Shepard; Broadway star Constantine Maroulis; and the dynamic cabaret duo Amy and Freddy. Additional artists will be added at a later date. Tickets for all performances are on-sale now and available by calling ?866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com. (more...)

Adam Pascal, Eden Espinosa, Telly Leung & Jarrod Spector Join INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY Concert Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY - an evening of Broadway, R&B, Gospel, and Pop classics featuring Broadway's brightest lights and an ensemble of uplifting voices - has added special guest stars Adam Pascal, Eden Espinosa, Telly Leung and Jarrod Spector. The concert takes place at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill on February 15, 2016 at 7:30 PM (Doors at 6:00 PM). Michael McElroy and The Broadway Inspirational Voices will be joined by previously-announced performers Billy Porter, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Joshua Henry and Marcus Paul James. The music will be performed with the signature soul and innovative musical arrangements of the Grammy-nominated Broadway Inspirational Voices. This event will help benefit the BIV Outreach Program. Tickets begin at $30, and can be purchased by visiting http://www.bbkingblues.com. (more...)

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Extends PITBULLS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2014

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long have announced that following strong reviews Pitbulls, written by Keith Josef Adkins and directed by Leah Gardiner, will extend one week through Saturday, December 20, at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place, west of Seventh Avenue South. (Pitbulls had originally been scheduled to close on December 13.) (more...)

Breaking News: Billy Porter, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and More Join Audra McDonald in Musical Revival SHUFFLE ALONG
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2015

Next spring, Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Billy Porter, Brandon Victor Dixon, and Joshua Henry will star in SHUFFLE ALONG Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed, a striking new production that presents both the 1921 musical itself, and additionally details the events that catalyzed the songwriting team of Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake, and librettists F.E. Miller and Aubrey Lyles to create this ground-breaking work. (more...)

Photo Flash: Tony Winner Billy Porter Heads Home to Pittsburgh in KINKY BOOTS National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

BroadwayWorld brings you a look at the show's first performance in Pittsburgh below! (more...)

Billy Porter to Leave KINKY BOOTS for New Original Broadway Show in 2016?
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Porter reveals that with his KINKY BOOTS contract up in January, and he won't be playing Lola indefinitely. (more...)

Analisa Leaming and Nathaniel Hackmann to Star in SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

Pull up your boots and hold onto your hats when this all-dancing, all-singing, all-new production of the rip-roarin' musical comedy classic bursts onto the Ogunquit Playhouse stage September 7 to October 1. (more...)

Billy Porter, Norm Lewis and More Continue LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER's 2015 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

Live From Lincoln Center - the pioneering, award-winning performing arts series - today unveiled programming for the second half of its 40th anniversary season on PBS. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Missed it? Watch BILLY PORTER: BROADWAY & SOUL in Its Entirety!
by Stage Tube - Apr 4, 2015

Live From Lincoln Center - the pioneering, award-winning performing arts series - continued its 40th anniversary season with another concert from Lincoln Center's American Songbook series, featuring Billy Porter tonight, April 3, in BROADWAY & SOUL. Tony Award-winning actress and singer Audra McDonald hosts the broadcast. In case you missed the performance, BroadwayWorld brings you the whole video below! (more...)

Goodman Theatre Kicks Off Citywide Lorraine Hansberry Celebration Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2016

In conjunction with a production of playwright Lorraine Hansberry's final work, The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window, Goodman Theatre presents a Lorraine Hansberry Celebration (today, April 30, through June 5), curated by Goodman Resident Director Chuck Smith. (more...)

Billy Porter Brings BROADWAY AND SOUL to LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2015

Live From Lincoln Center - the pioneering, award-winning performing arts series - continues its 40th anniversary season with another concert from Lincoln Center's American Songbook series, featuring Billy Porter tonight, April 3, in BROADWAY AND SOUL. Tony Award-winning actress and singer Audra McDonald hosts the broadcast. (more...)

Tony Award Winner Billy Porter to Appear at SOPAC, 6/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

Midtown Direct Rep (MDR), the ensemble-based theater company based in South Orange/Maplewood, NJ, announces A CONVERSATION WITH BILLY PORTER, on Monday, June 15, 2015 at 7:30 PM at the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) in a one-night-only benefit appearance hosted by NY1's Budd Mishkin. (more...)

Simply Full of Jazz! Meet the Whole Cast of 'SHUFFLE ALONG', Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 28, 2016

A re-imagined version of the 1921 musical SHUFFLE ALONG, one of the earliest stage hits starring, written and directed by African-Americans, opens tonight, April 28, on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre. SHUFFLE ALONG has a new book and is directed by George C. Wolfe, choreographed by Savion Glover. Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch SUNDAY MORNING's recent behind-the-scenes look at the show! (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - PBS's BILLY PORTER: BROADWAY & SOUL Preview Clips!
by TV News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

On Friday, April 3rd, PBS's Live From Lincoln Center will present BILLY PORTER: BROADWAY & SOUL in which the versatile Tony Award winner proves why he's one of Broadway's best-loved performers. (more...)

Billy Porter, Norm Lewis and More Continue LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER's 2015 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

Live From Lincoln Center - the pioneering, award-winning performing arts series - today unveiled programming for the second half of its 40th anniversary season on PBS. (more...)

Goodman Theatre to Host Citywide Lorraine Hansberry Celebration This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

In conjunction with a production of playwright Lorraine Hansberry's final work, The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window, Goodman Theatre presents a Lorraine Hansberry Celebration (April 30 - June 5), curated by Goodman Resident Director Chuck Smith. (more...)

Billy Porter Talks DREAMGIRLS & Looks Ahead To LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER Concert
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 1, 2015

Billy Porter looks back and looks forward! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Preview Billy Porter's BROADWAY AND SOUL Concert; Airs Friday on PBS!
by Stage Tube - Apr 1, 2015

Live From Lincoln Center - the pioneering, award-winning performing arts series - continues its 40th anniversary season with 'Billy Porter: Broadway and Soul' Friday, April 3, 2015. (more...)

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